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Book reading given a musical edge

Anyone who has attended a book reading will be familiar with the usual structure: a presentation, a reading and a Q&A. Toni Krahl’s book reading on Thursday and Sunday arrives from Germany to spice that agenda up a little.

Given his musical background as the singer of the German rock band CITY, Krahl will offer a musical reading of his new book Toni’s Rock Legenden (in German). To add the event’s musical element, Krahl will perform some of his songs alongside Bulgarian violinist Don Joro Gogow and German, Cyprus-based percussionist Roger Heinrich.

After a successful 45-year career in the music industry, the rock singer wrote a book chronicling his musical experiences but also his life in “three different Germanies.” The book goes through his time in East Germany when was arrested because of activities during the Prague Spring, later on as a musician in East and West Germany and in the united Germany where he works as an artist and publisher.

During the musical book reading at Goethe Institut, Nicosia (Thursday) and the House of Art and Literature, Paphos (Sunday), Krahl will talk about all these experiences, sometimes pensive, sometimes amusing. Every now and again he’ll grab his guitar to perform some of his best songs.

Toni Krahl’s Musical Book Reading
Book reading with live music by German Rockstar Toni Krahl. May 16, Goethe Institut, Nicosia. 7.30pm. May 19, House of Literature and Arts, Paphos. 7pm. Tel: 22-623690

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